Skip Navigation

Home Projects Publications Archives About Sign Up or Log In

Browse Resources

(2 classifications) (7 resources)

Public domain (Copyright law)

Classification
Sources (1)
United States. (4)

Resources
View Resource Groklaw: Understanding Open Source Software

Mark Webbink, Red Hat's general counsel, wrote this article for attorneys wanting to know the basic issues regarding free and open source software. Aside from listing best practices for law offices, he provides a general overview of various open source licenses, explains US copyright law, defines derivative works, and touches on the indemnification issue and the difference between open source and...

http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20031231092027900
View Resource After a bit of controversy, the Associated Press begins a dialogue with bloggers about posting articles and other materials on weblogs

Drudge Retort Highlights 'Fair Use' Uncertainties http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/06/if-ap-is-right.html Here's Our New Policy in A.P. Stories: They're Banned http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/16/AR2008061600340.html Drudge Retort http://www.drudge.com/ Media Bloggers Association http://www.mediabloggers.org/ The Fair Use Network...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2008/0620
View Resource Creative Commons Screenshot

Creative Commons is a nonprofit that offers free legal tools to creative people who would like to share their work under specified conditions. On the site, readers may like to start by searching the commons, which they can do using the convenient search feature. A search turns up results from the OpenClipArt library, Google, Wikimedia Commons, SoundCloud, and other sources - all of it pre-approved...

https://creativecommons.org/
View Resource Foter Blog: How To Attribute Creative Commons Photos Screenshot

With more than 227 million images available for legal use on its site, Creative Commons is a phenomenal resource for bloggers, educators, web designers, and many others working in digital images. However, according to the researchers at Foter Blog, more than 90 percent of Creative Commons photos are not attributed at all. Of those that are attributed, less than 10 percent are attributed properly....

http://foter.com/blog/how-to-attribute-creative-commons-phot...
View Resource YouTube: A Shared Culture Screenshot

This snappy and succinct 3-minute video offers readers a concise explanation of what Creative Commons is, what it does, and how artists, corporations, musicians, bloggers, and anyone else might make use of it. Put simply, according the video, Creative Commons is like a public park: anyone can use a public park, as long as they follow certain guidelines. Likewise, anyone can use the materials on...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQqZU8G7bAo
View Resource NYPL: Public Domain Collections Screenshot

According to Copyright.gov, "A work of authorship is in the 'public domain' if it is no longer under copyright protection or if it failed to meet the requirements for copyright protection." Works in the public domain may be used free of charge for any purpose. Amazingly, the New York Public Library has recently placed more than 180,000 of the items in their Digital Collections in the public...

https://www.nypl.org/research/collections/digital-collection...
View Resource Public Domain Review: Class of 2018 Screenshot

According to national copyright laws, a person's work enters the public domain after a certain number of years following their death. In many countries, this number of years is set at either 50 or 70. Thus, on January 1 of every year, a number of new items become part of the public domain. The Public Domain Review (last featured in our 05-26-2017 Best of the Scout Report issue) recently published...

http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/class-of-2018